NYSEG: “Customers Downstate and in the Catskill Region Should Be Prepared for a Lengthy Period Without Power”

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NYSEG said customers in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties and the Catskills could face a “lengthy” period without power.

“NYSEG and RG&E crews are making solid progress restoring service in the upstate region where damage was much less severe than it could have been,” said Mark Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E, in a statement. “As we complete our work there, crews will be re-assigned to assist our downstate crews in making repairs.”

After Tropical Storm Irene, NYSEG said it took about eight days to restore all power. But Lynch warned that the weather after Hurricane Sandy is worse than after Irene.

Lynch said it would be at least until tomorrow until they fully assessed all the damage.

Here’s the current outages for NYSEG and RG&E customers:


NYSEG (113,500 total)

(Counties with 500 outages or more are listed.)

Putnam County 32,500

Westchester County 31,300

Sullivan County 23,300

Dutchess County 10.600

Ulster County 4,500

Steuben County 3,100

Delaware County 1,400

Orange County 1,200

Rensselaer County 1,000

Chemung County 800

Columbia County 700

Otsego County 700

Greene County 500

RG&E (19,100 total)

(Counties with 500 outages or more are listed.)

Monroe County 15,800

Wayne County 3,000

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  1. Oh yeah that totally makes sense. Lets serve the hick counties first that barely have any outages and ignore the counties that have 10k+ outages. Great going NYSEG, Mark Lynch go resign you POS. Learn how to manage a company.